ARE YOU READY TO EXPLORE A NEW WAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN TO LIVE, LEARN AND THRIVE?
Hi and welcome!
Whether you are already unschooling or whether you are just curious as to what it's all about, I hope you find something in these pages to help you. As you'll see, unschooling is about so much more than learning (although that is certainly a big part of it all).
I am a mindfulness teacher and mother of three wonderful young people. Like most families, we ended up unschooling, not because we were rebelling or rejecting anything, and not for any high ideals. It was simply the place we found ourselves in when all other paths seemed impossible. In fact, we were a long way down this path before I even heard of the term.
It has been many years now, and I can safely say that it has been, and continues to be, an immensely rich and fulfilling journey. I have been constantly amazed at my children's incredible capacity to learn, their deep self-knowledge and wisdom, and the unique gifts that each brings. And, I have been challenged along the way by my own limits and conditioned beliefs, around parenting, children and life itself. Working through each little trigger or discomfort that has been brought to light through my children has opened my life in ways I could not have ever imagined.
Through my blog, podcast, webinars and workshops, I've had the huge joy of connecting and sharing with other parents who are on their deschooling journeys. I work with parents to help them create a space in which they and their children can live, learn and thrive together. I use mindfulness and self-compassion tools to help parents hold a trusting and compassionate space for their children, whilst also holding themselves with curiosity and self-compassion. I am particularly passionate about how we can hold space for our neurodivergent children in a way that they are able to accept and live into their full selves.
What is unschooling?
Unschooling is all about trusting in our children's innate ability to learn and respecting and supporting their unique way of being, their passions, choices and values.
Why do we need to deschool?
Most of us have a lot of fear and deep conditioning around children, learning and parenting. These fears can prevent our children, and ourselves from really thriving.
How does mindfulness help?
Deschooling is hard work! Mindfulness gives us the tools to support us as we delve deep into places that can be challenging. And, it helps us stay compassionate to ourselves.
More reading from the blog
Have a browse or take a look at some of the most popular posts:
Unschooling a neurodivergent/PDA child
Socialising and community
How we learn
READY TO START DESCHOOLING?
20 Ways to Deschool
(so you're free to unschool)
Not sure where to start? Or just in need of a little inspiration? In this 13-page PDF you'll find lots of ideas you can put into action now, from paying attention to some of the ways we can accidentally sabotage our children's learning journeys to investing in our own joy!
Every two weeks, I chat with an unschooling parent about their experiences of learning beyond school. Together, we deep dive into all the topics that typically come up when we leave the school environment, from how children learn, to meeting the needs of our neurodivergent children, to dealing with our own deep conditioning.
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